successive

[ suh k-ses-iv ]SEE DEFINITION OF successive
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He was five successive years the representative of Thomaston.

In 1840, he was chosen president, and held the office for eight successive years.

That is a mystery; but it may be supposed to take place by successive stages.

No rigid line can be drawn between the successive stages of growth.

The story of Bluebeard is probably based on the successive crimes of a sadic.

What meaning has this fact upon any other hypothesis or supposition than one of successive modification?

For ten successive years did he follow the Court in all its excursions.

During three successive years the olive harvest was an abundant one.

But sensation is of the present only, is isolated, is and is not in successive moments.

Whether in practice or speculation, he is to himself only in successive instants.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Medieval Latin successivus, from success-, stem of succedere (see succeed). Related: Successively.

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